The Silverado Trail

 The Silverado Trail is the area of Napa Valley that made the region world-famous back in the 1970’s. I’ve biked and wine tasted along parts of the Silverado Trail but hadn’t explored around the Stags Leap District until now when I read about it in Gary Crabbe’s Photographing California guidebook. There is a staggering amount …

Nevada City Fall Colors

 To celebrate my birthday last week, we decided to spend the weekend in Grass Valley and Nevada City, two charming towns located within the Sierra Gold Country. I’ve always had an affinity for Gold Rush history since doing a 4th grade project 20+ years ago and when you can have some New England-esque fall color for …

Nymph Lake, RMNP

 As I left the warm hotel room in Estes Park, I had hope that I might photograph a nice sunrise reflection at Dream Lake. There was no wind out unlike the morning before. Unfortunately as I pulled into the Bear Lake parking lot, I knew that was going to be pipe dream at best. Samantha …

Trail Ridge Road, RMNP

 Trail Ridge Road is the most breathtaking drive I have ever done. No offense to Big Sur, Icefields Parkway, Tioga Pass or any of the other world-class scenic drives I’ve done but Trail Ridge is one of the few roads outside of Alaska where you can drive above tree-line through tundra. In-fact at it’s highest point, …

Bear Lake, RMNP

 I got up very early to shoot this sunrise at Bear Lake. I probably waited in the parking lot for an hour before it was even bright enough to be worth getting out of the car for. Normally I probably would have just waited out by the lake but it was extremely windy at Bear …